First off I wanted to do some marquertry but shelling out $400 plus for a slow speed scroll saw was too steep. I tried to find a used one locally, but after a couple of months it wasn’t happening. Then I was going through some old issues of “Woodwork” magazine and found an article on building your own foot powered scroll saw. If you can find it, they are no longer around, it was the October 2006 edition. Anyway the guy who made it was Brian Condran (firstname.lastname@example.org) and it got me started. He will sell plans for his version. I ended up not using his plans but using the magazine article to help guide me along. I changed a bunch of things and I am proud of the way my turned out.
The concept is pretty straight forward two arms going up and down in unison
This is my first time doing a blog, so have some patience. I will take a bunch of close up pictures and try to explain what you are looking at.